Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)

"Improving Health Worldwide"

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Introduction of GAPIO

It is estimated that there are 1.2 million physicians of Indian Origin working in many countries of the world apart from India. There are 125,500 Physicians of Indian Origin working in the English speaking Western world (USA, UK, Australia and Canada combined), with the major constituent being from USA and UK. Between 10-30% of the physicians working in USA, UK, Canada and Australia have their roots in India. There are also significant number of Indian Physicians working in Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.

This substantial workforce of physicians is a valuable resource, which can help mobilize significant developments in the health field globally. This strong Diaspora of Indian doctors who are highly respected and powerful, need a common professional platform. There is a need for greater visibility and cohesion of these physicians. Their combined intellectual and technical strength can also be vital force in the development of the Indian healthcare sector.

7th Annual Conference on 7th & 8th January 2017 at Park Hyatt, Hyderabad, India

Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, GAPIO is pleased to announce the VII annual scientific conference to be held in the exotic city of Hyderabad on January 7 & 8, 2017 at the Park Hyatt, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India.

GAPIO represents the interest of more than 1.2 million physicians of Indian origin based all over the world. GAPIO also serves as public health advocate and a significant healthcare partner for all healthcare efforts undertaken by the World bodies and others, but more importantly play an integral role in working on public health issues and policy. The mission of GAPIO is to make world class and quality healthcare accessible and affordable to all.

The VII GAPIO Annual Conference will have highly acclaimed faculty from all over the world. The two day conference will focus on the following areas:

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Hypertension

  • Stroke

  • Diabetes

  • GI Disorders

  • Liver Transplantation

  • Maternal & Infant Health

  • Mental health.

There will be a special emphasis on innovation in medicine and use of technology to enhance accessibility and ease of communication between healthcare professionals.

More than 400 delegates are expected to attend this highly scientific assembly and in addition all sessions will be broadcast live on the web to reach more than 50,000 physicians. This will provide a unique opportunity to hear from the best international and national faculty on cutting edge solutions and best practices.


     Dr. Sanku Surender Rao, USA       Dr. R.S. Saluja        Dr. G. Bala Reddy       Dr. Naunihal Singh

         President                                              Chairman                 Coordinator                 Treasurer                                                                                                     





Organising Committee GAPIO 2017



Dr. Ravi Bathina

Dr.D. Nageswar Reddy

Dr.Guru. N. Reddy

Dr.A. Srinivasa Kumar

Dr.T.S. Sachidanandam

Dr. Ramesh Ramayya



Dr. D. Dwarakanatha Reddy




Dr. Rajender Singh Saluja




Dr. G. Bala Reddy




Dr. Naunihal Singh




Dr. Rakesh Sahay



Dr. Janaki Srinath


GAPIO-Office Bearers

Dr. Prathap C Reddy

Founder President &

Emeritus Advisor



Dr. Sanku Surender Rao, USA




Dr. Ramesh Mehta,UK

Vice President

Dr. Anupam Sibal, India

Secretary General


Dr. Nandakumar Jairam, India

Joint Secretary


Dr. Sudhir Parikh,USA



Dr. G. Bala Reddy, India

Authorized Signatory:


Mr. Anwar Feroz Siddiqi,USA



Dr.A.K. Tandon, India.






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GAPIO partnered with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention from 7-9 January 2017 in Bengaluru
Invitation to PBD 2017: A film with message from Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs - inviting overseas Indians to the 14th PBD Convention GAPIO have partnered with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and on behalf of the MEA, have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the for the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention from 7-9 January 2017 in Bengaluru. The theme of the PBD Convention this year is "Redefining Engagement with Overseas Indians 

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